Hanburger, a linebacker nicknamed “The Hangman” for his ability to clothesline opposing players, joined the Redskins in 1965. He was an 18th round draft pick. He ended up playing 14 seasons with Washington before calling it quits in 1978.
“Mean” Joe Greene, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers, played with the team from 1969-1981. Considered to be the greatest defensive lineman in NFL history, Greene was the heart and soul of the defense nicknamed the “Steel Curtain,” which led the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in six years.
Chuck Bednarik, who played his entire career with the Eagles from 1949 to 1962, was the league’s last “60-minute man” or two-way player. A two-time NFL champion in 1949 and 1960, Bednarik was a 10-time first-team All-Pro selection and eight-time Pro Bowler as a center and linebacker. He played 169 games with the Eagles, and he […]